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Sex & Society: God's Design, Tradition, & the Pursuit of Happiness

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"A thoughtful, compassionate analysis of created sexuality"
Salvo Magazine

60 years ago, sexual revolutionaries preached a new world of individual freedom and equality. Today, we have embraced their vision but not so much each other. Loneliness, depression, and anxiety stand at record highs.

Could we have drifted from God’s design – that males and females belong together to complement and fulfill each other?

Borrowing from theologians and historians, psychologist Michael Kuiper presents a case for a sexual order grounded in sacred order. In contrast to ideologies that celebrate solitary pursuits, the Bible offers a paradigm of communion. Imaging the relational nature of God, the sexes find their deepest identity as they function in harmony, awakening and empowering each other’s masculine and feminine possibilities.
Examining God’s amazing design for human flourishing, we wonder: Is it time for a new sexual revolution?

“…wonderfully articulate, scientifically accurate, and biblically sound.” “…a powerful apologetic for historic sexual traditions and biblical values.” “A must read for concerned students, professors, pastors and other thought leaders. This inspiring book reminds the reader of what is timeless, true and worth championing, even against a cancel culture unwilling to hear.”


Michael Kuiper is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice. A licensed psychologist since 1995, he has served as a supervisor and codirector of a Christian counseling center. As a missionary to the Philippines, he founded a pastoral counselor training program and helped launch Theological Education by Extension (TEE). He has also taught psychology on the graduate level in the US. His MS thesis measured stress on brain functioning. In his Doctor of Ministry dissertation, Michael tackled the interface between modern theories of cognitive therapy and the biblical call for Christians to renew their mind. His PhD dissertation was a qualitative study illustrating the powerful psychological benefits of Christian conversion. He has written on the subject of sexuality and culture for the Christian Post and the Human Life Review.


I could not put this book down! A true elder, equal parts evangelist and shepherd, Kuiper bravely examines the multiple and interconnecting crises within the sexes and family, and the problems in the acquisition of meaning and fulfillment in love and life, both historically and today. Research and citations abound within this work, and the meta-analysis provided by the author is profound. The combination of case study, statistical analysis, cultural reference, psychological hypothesis, and Biblical correlation, explanation, and revelation is stunning. Additionally, throughout, Kuiper, a clinical psychologist himself, also answers the paramount question of "so what," expounding on the narrative and offering insight on how to protect, navigate, and educate ourselves and others to find our identities, core values, and futures wholly and joyfully within the light of Christ. A much needed and much celebrated work indeed!!
– Juiana Snodgrass

I thoroughly enjoyed this intellectually stimulating analysis of human sexuality in our current cultural climate. Dr. Kuiper, a Christian Psychologist, provides a well thought-out overview of the key issues from a psychological perspective (sighting many experts in the field), as well as from a deeply theological view, firmly rooted in Scripture. A clear voice of sanity in the middle of the confusing cacophony of our day. It has a place in every pastor's library, and is a MUST READ for every student in ministerial training.
– Stephen Weathersbee

Dr. Kuiper's exhaustive research gives strong credibility to his discussion of one of the most important cultural questions of today.
– Henry DeJonge

Dr. Kuiper's book is an articulate exposition of a difficult subject. I particularly enjoyed his development of Genesis from the bible.
– Timothy D Peters

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